Cool And Easy Windows 10 Functionality – Taking a Screenshot

Taking a screenshot from your Windows 10 laptop or desktop is very simple and can be an extremely effective tool. Please see the following tips for quickly and simply capturing screenshots: If you want to capture a screenshot of your entire screen, the easiest way is to hit the Windows key + Print Screen key. The resulting screenshot will be saved to the Pictures/Screenshots folder on your computer. To capture just one area of your screen, hit t...

Windows 7 – R.I.P.

Yesterday (1/14/2020) was the last day of Windows 7’s illustrious life. We bid farewell to an operating system that will be missed and was beloved by those who knew it. It had a long life of 10 years and we will cherish the memories.   As previously mentioned, NetAscendant is assisting our customers in upgrading/replacing their existing Windows 7 business machines but strongly recommends that users take immediate action on any home machi...

Windows 7 – End of an Era

Coming on the heels of the misfire that was Windows Vista, Microsoft really needed to score with their next operating system. Well, Windows 7 scored in a big way when introduced 10 years ago. The extremely popular operating system was a hit with users but will now go end-of-life on January 14th, 2020. This retirement means that existing instances of Windows 7 will no longer receive security and feature updates, making it more vulnerable t...

Visual Real Estate

Ever want to better organize the windows on your monitor so that you can more easily view multiple windows at once? Windows 7 and Windows 10 have a little known feature available which allows you to “pin” your windows where they will only take up part of the screen. You simply move the Window as you normally would (by clicking/holding the top of the window) and drag it to the side of the monitor. When you see the highlighted area where the window will ...

Using the Windows Key

In this entry, we will focus on some Windows tips that you may find useful. Specifically, we will look at utilizing the Windows Key. The Windows Key (the key containing the Windows logo normally located between the Alt and Ctrl keys) is a handy, often underutilized key on the keyboard. • The primary use for the Windows Key is for quickly accessing the Windows Start menu. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10, you can pin frequently-used programs to t...